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Advanced Strategies to Improve Emotional Regulation & Executive Functioning in Children and Adolescents: Help Youth Achieve their Full Behavioral, Academic, and Social Potential

Jason D Mathison, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP
Two Full Days
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In a world where children and adolescents face heightened levels of dysregulation and anxiety, mastering advanced strategies for emotional regulation and executive functioning is paramount for effective clinical practice.

Join Jason Mathison, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP, a seasoned neuropsychologist, in this dynamic two-day training where you’ll unlock a toolbox of over 40 cutting-edge, long-term treatment strategies—meticulously designed for home and school settings—that empower young clients to calm their bodies, enhance their thinking, and achieve their full behavioral, academic, and social potential.

Day one you’ll be immersed in transformational strategies to assist young clients in reclaiming emotional control, particularly when compromised by conditions such as trauma, ODD, ADHD, ASD, bipolar disorder, and mood disorders. You’ll effectively reduce the most challenging behaviors including:

  • Tantrums
  • Meltdowns
  • Running Away
  • Noncompliance
  • Screaming
  • Anxiousness

Having mastered lower-order skills, day two takes a deep dive into motor movement, cognitive skill development, cognitive-behavioral approaches, and nutrition to improve the top 10 executive functioning, including:

  • Self-Regulation
  • Impulse Control
  • Sustaining Attention
  • Cognitive Flexibility
  • Initiation
  • Self-Monitoring

This intensive 2-day training is your gateway to a wealth of knowledge and actionable strategies, equipping you to make a profound impact on the lives of young individuals, enabling them to thrive! Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your clinical skills and elevate your practice to new heights! REGISTER NOW!


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web-based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 12.5 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Counselors - Counselors

This educational offering consists of 12.5 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 

Social Workers - Social Workers (NASW)

This live program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-7452 ) for 12.5 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.

Social Workers - Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 12.75 Clinical continuing education credits.


Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.

Psychologists - Hawaii Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5  continuing education credit hours for Hawaii Psychologists. Hawaii Revised Statutes Sec. 465-11 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by state or provincial psychological associations. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 

Addiction Counselors - NAADAC


This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 12.5 clock hours in length.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

Intermediate Level

1.25 ASHA CEUs


** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 760 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


Jason D Mathison, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP's Profile

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Jason Mathison, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP, is a licensed psychologist and certified school neuropsychologist in Maryland and Virginia who has worked with children and adolescents for over 20 years. Dr. Mathison is also the owner and director of Psychoeducational Consultants where he provides neuropsychological testing and conducts workshops on brain-behavior relationships for educational staff, mental health professionals and families. Dr. Mathison spends much of his time providing executive functioning coaching for both clients and their families.

In addition to multiple publications on executive functioning, Dr. Mathison has served on an expert panel at National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on the teenage brain. He has served as a school psychologist for Prince George’s County Public Schools for 20 years where he works with students and teachers to diagnose and provide interventions to enhance executive functioning and maximize academic success.

Dr. Mathison earned his doctorate in school psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he published with faculty and served as an adjunct professor before graduating and continued adjunct appointments at both Loyola University in Baltimore and the Chicago Professional School of Psychology for several years.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jason Mathison is the owner of Psychoeducational Consultants and has employment relationships with Prince George’s County Public Schools and The Better Brain Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jason Mathison has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Additional Info

Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.

Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


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  1. Choose strategies to manage oppositional, defiant, and disruptive symptoms.
  2. Distinguish between the function of behavioral episodes and psychiatric conditions.  
  3. Determine how to do a skilled observation of behavior to improve participation in school. 
  4. Identify how to treat oppositional behavior to improve function in daily activities.  
  5. Develop a behavior intervention plan and safety plan for home and school.  
  6. Analyze Harvard’s three types of brain functioning that underpin executive functioning.    
  7. Define the role of the cerebellum, amygdala, and orbital frontal circuits in thinking and behavioral control.    
  8. Identify how to assess and treat the 10 primary executive functions in school and at home.    
  9. Match executive functioning strategies with childhood disorders, including ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.   
  10. Use emotional regulation interventions to improve activities of daily living.
  11. Utilize neurocognitive strategies to improve social and emotional health.    
  12. Determine higher order strategies to increase engagement in school. 



Treating Behaviors that Make Us Crazy

  • Tantrums
  • Meltdowns
  • Running Away
  • Noncompliance
  • Anxiousness
  • Lack of follow through
  • Not following directions
  • Screaming
  • Bullying
  • Nagging

The Most Challenging Disorders
Be A Jedi Master at Telling Them Apart!

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression with irritability
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Functions of Behavior Assessments
Know Whether the Behavior Is Rooted In

  • Fear, escape, pain, control
  • Attention, connection, sensory seeking
  • Neuropsychological and direct approaches!

Mental Health Disorder or Behavior Problem?
Unpack the Most Difficult to Treat Childhood Disorders

  • Is ODD nature or nurture?
  • ADHD and ways to overcome the heterogeneity problem
  • The ubiquity of sensory processing dysfunction
  • DMDD versus bipolar disorder versus clinical depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Disorders of trauma
  • The spectrum in autism spectrum disorder
  • Physiological underpinnings of challenging behavior
  • Using motor memory to treat the most challenging behaviors
  • Overactive versus the underactive amygdala: 20 strategies for each!
  • Gray matter versus white matter problems and solutions
  • The role of neurotransmitters in childhood pathology
  • Sensory processing dysfunction

The Best Strategies for School Staff!

  • Ways to stop classroom tantrums and meltdowns
  • Muscle memory strategies for lower functioning children
  • Create task analysis for any behavior!
  • The ultimate self-report card for any disruptive behavior
  • Proven ways to label emotions to reduce volatility
  • Teach social skills through microexpression interpretation
  • Self-control, working memory, and mental flexibility

The Best Clinical Strategies for Home!

  • Teach personal responsibility using the “accountability pie”
  • Self-report cards to bridge home and school
  • Ways to stop tantrums and meltdowns at home
  • Clinical assessments for schools to create IEPs and 504 plans
  • Artful thinking routines for perspective taking and reasoning
  • Self-control, working memory, and mental flexibility at home

The Best Clinical Strategies for Special Populations & Circumstances!

  • Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder
  • Divorced parents
  • Pandemic fueled abuse and trauma
  • Foster care and adoption issues
  • Ways to work with parent dysfunction


Executive Functioning (EF) Overview
How the Brain Contributes to Behavior, Cognition, and Emotional Regulation

  • Harvard’s three-types of brain function
  • Development and neurophysiology of executive functioning
  • Treating “hot circuits” versus “cool circuits”
  • How to manage the upstairs brain versus the downstairs brain
  • The neurobiology of thinking and belief systems
  • Role of nutrition and neurotransmitters in behavior and learning
  • How and why we move to think!

Executive Function Assessment:
5 “Must-Knows” for Clinicians and Teachers

  • The Mini-Neuro Assessment for EF, Gifted, LD and ADHD
  • When does the child require an IEP versus 504 plan?
  • Learn which accommodations work best for which EF symptoms!
  • What we assess and why we assess it
  • Which EF deficits are linked to which disorders

Top 10 Executive Functions in School and at Home
Age and Developmental Specific Strategies to Promote

  • Self-regulation
  • Emotional control
  • Sustaining attention
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Initiation
  • Working memory
  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Self-monitoring
  • Time management

Executive Function Across Ages and Stages

  • Developmental assessment of EF
  • How EF develops differently in neurodiverse children
  • Know the reasonable EF skills for a 7-year-old; 16-year old
  • Intervention strategies for EF dysfunction from age 3 to over 35!
  • The impact of EF dysfunction in high school & college
  • New ways to get those grades back up!

Global Interventions, Strategies and Skill Building

  • Integrate motor movement, cognitive skill development, and cognitive-behavioral approaches
  • Build a hierarchy of EF skills and scaffold behavioral and academic skills
  • Naturally regulate key neurotransmitters without medication
  • 10/24/7 method of studying: Straight A’s guaranteed!

Target Audience

  • Licensed Clinical/Mental Health Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel
  • Addiction Professionals



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